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Edwin H. Armstrong MP (1890 - 1954)

Edwin Howard Armstrong (December 18, 1890 – January 31, 1954) was an American electrical engineer and inventor. He has been called "the most prolific and influential inventor in radio history"...

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Lewis B. Stillwell (1863 - 1941)

Lewis Buckley Stillwell (March 12, 1863 – January 19, 1941) was an American electrical engineer and the president of American Institute of Electrical Engineers (AIEE) from 1909 to 1910. He rec...

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MIhajlo (Michael) Idvorski Pupin MP (1858 - 1935)

Mihajlo Idvorski Pupin, Ph.D, LL.D. (Serbian Cyrillic: Михајло Идворски ПуC...

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William Le Roy Emmet (1858 - 1941)

William LeRoy Emmet was an accomplished engineer employed by General Electric. A graduate of the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis, he was a pioneer in the areas of current electricity and power...

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Frank B. Jewett (1879 - 1949)

Frank Baldwin Jewett (Pasadena, CA, 5 September 1879 – Summit, NJ, 18 November 1949) was a physicist and the first president of Bell Labs. He graduated from the Throop Institute of Technolog...

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Isaac Leopold Rice (1850 - 1915)

Isaac Rice was born in Bavaria, Germany, but emigrated to the United States as a child. He grew up in Philadelphia and graduated from Columbia University in 1880. Rice worked for Columbia University ...

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Jonathan Hornblower MP (1753 - 1815)

Jonathan Hornblower (Chacewater, 5 July 1753 – Penryn, 23 February 1815) was a British pioneer of steam power. Personal life The son of Jonathan Hornblower the Elder and the brother of Jab...

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George Kellogg (1812 - 1901)

George Kellogg (June 19, 1812 – 1901) was an American inventor and patent expert. Kellogg was born at New Hartford, Connecticut in 1812 to Isaac Kellogg (1782-1824) and Aurilla Barney (1792-...

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Silas Laurence Loomis (1822 - 1896)

Silas Laurence Loomis (1822–1896) was an American scientist, educator, and inventor. Loomis was born in Coventry, Connecticut in 1822. He graduated from Wesleyan University in 1844 and earne...

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Fremont Rider (1885 - 1962)

Arthur Fremont Rider (May 25, 1885 – October 26, 1962) was an American writer, poet, editor, inventor, genealogist, and librarian. He studied under Melvil Dewey, of whom he wrote a biography f...

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John Stephenson (1809 - 1893)

John G. Stephenson (1809 in County Armagh, Ireland - 1893 in New Rochelle, N.Y.), an American coachbuilder, invented and patented the first streetcar to run on rails in the United States. Stephenson ...

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Paul Vincent Galvin (1895 - 1959)

) Paul Vincent Galvin (June 27, 1895 – November 5, 1959) was one of the two founders of telecommunications company Motorola. Founded as Galvin Manufacturing Corporation on September 25, 1928, ...

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Alvah Curtis Roebuck (1864 - 1948)

Alvah Curtis Roebuck (January 9, 1864 – June 18, 1948) was a manager, businessman, and the founder of Sears, Roebuck and Company with his partner Richard Warren Sears. Biography Lafayett...

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Aaron Montgomery Ward MP (1843 - 1913)

The following came from Investor’s Business Daily, Monday, March 31, 2014: Montgomery Ward Filled Catalogs, Stores, Coffers So many people told Aaron Montgomery Ward he would go broke trying...

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Harold Frederick Pitcairn (1897 - 1960)

Harold F. Pitcairn (1897–1960) was an American aviation inventor and pioneer. He played a key role in the development of the autogyro and founded the Autogiro Company of America. He patented a...

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Sanford Alexander Moss (1872 - 1946)

Sanford Alexander Moss (August 23, 1872 – November 10, 1946) was an American aviation engineer, who was the first to use a turbocharger on an aircraft engine. Life and career He was born...

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John Joseph Montgomery (1858 - 1911)

John Joseph Montgomery (February 15, 1858 – October 31, 1911) was an American aviation pioneer, inventor, and professor at Santa Clara College in Santa Clara, California. Chronology In 188...

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Paul B. MacCready (1925 - 2007)

Paul B. MacCready, Jr. (September 25, 1925 - August 28, 2007) was an American aeronautical engineer. He was the founder of AeroVironment and the designer of the human-powered aircraft that won the Kr...

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Malcolm Loughead (1886 - 1958)

Malcolm Loughead formed the Alco Hydro-Aeroplane Company along with his brother, Allan Loughead. This company went on to become the Lockheed Corporation. Loughead also invented the first hydraulic ...

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Edwin Albert Link (1904 - 1981)

Edwin Albert Link (July 26, 1904 – September 7, 1981) was a pioneer in aviation, underwater archaeology, and submersibles. He is best known for inventing the flight simulator, commercialized i...

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Warren G. Grimes (1898 - 1975)

Warren G. Grimes (1898–1975) was Urbana, Ohio's most prominent entrepreneur, inventor and is known as the "Father of the Aircraft Lighting Industry". Career Warren G. Grimes was born in ru...

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George William Goddard (1889 - 1987)

George William Goddard (June 15, 1889 – September 20, 1987) was a United States Air Force Brigadier General, and a pioneer in aerial photography. Early life George William Goddard was born...

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Charles Stark Draper (1901 - 1987)

Charles Stark "Doc" Draper (October 2, 1901 – July 25, 1987) was an American scientist and engineer, known as the "father of inertial navigation". He was the founder and director of the Massac...

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Alexander P. de Seversky (1894 - 1974)

Alexander Nikolaievich Prokofiev de Seversky (Russian: Алекса́ндр Никола́е...

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Lawrence Burst Sperry (1892 - 1923)

Lawrence Burst Sperry (born 22 December 1892; Chicago, Illinois, United States – died on or about 23 December 1923; English Channel) was an aviation pioneer. Biography He was the third son...

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Samuel Pierpont Langley MP (1834 - 1906)

Samuel Pierpont Langley (August 22, 1834, Roxbury, Massachusetts – February 27, 1906, Aiken, South Carolina) was an American astronomer, physicist, inventor of the bolometer and pioneer of aviat...

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Thomas Sackett/Scott Baldwin MP (1857 - 1923)

Thomas Scott Baldwin (June 30, 1854 – May 17, 1923) was a pioneer balloonist and U.S. Army major during World War I. He was the first American to descend from a balloon by parachute. Early car...

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Thomas Brown, Governor (1785 - 1867)

) Thomas Brown (October 24, 1785 – August 24, 1867) was an American politician who served as Florida's second Governor from 1849 to 1853. He is buried at the Old City Cemetery in Tallahassee. ...

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Clarence A. Crane (1875 - 1931)

Inventor of Life Saver Candies. Inventor. In 1903 in Warren, Ohio, Crane started what became the largest maple sugar producer in the world at the time. He would sell the business in 1909 and make c...

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Charles Franklin Kettering MP (1876 - 1958)

Charles Franklin Kettering August 29, 1876 Loudonville, Ohio-November 25, 1958 Dayton, Ohio Parents: Jacob Kettering b.1841 and Martha Hunter b. June 1845 Wife: Olive Williams Son: Eugene William...

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John H. Balsley (1823 - 1895)

John H. Balsley (May 29, 1823 – March 12, 1895) was a master carpenter and inventor, inventing a practical folding wooden stepladder and receiving the first U.S. patent issued for a safety stepl...

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Daniel Haynes (1828 - 1913)

In 1881, cotton gin builder Daniel Haynes lived in Sealy, Texas, located west of Houston. Haynes began making cotton-filled mattresses for his friends and neighbors. In 1889, he patented an invention t...

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Egon Orowan FRS (1902 - 1989)

Egon Orowan FRS (Hungarian: Orován Egon) (August 2, 1902 – August 3, 1989) was a Hungarian/British/U.S. physicist and metallurgist. Life Orowan was born in the Óbuda district...

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Sir Charles Algernon Parsons OM KCB FRS MP (1854 - 1931)

Sir Charles Algernon Parsons OM KCB FRS (13 June 1854 – 11 February 1931) was an Anglo-Irish engineer, best known for his invention of the steam turbine. He worked as an engineer on dynamo and...

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William Alfred "Willy" Higinbotham (1910 - 1994)

William "Willy" A. Higinbotham (October 25, 1910 – November 10, 1994) was an American physicist. A member of the team that developed the first nuclear bomb, he later became a leader in the non...

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Henry Smith Carhart (1844 - 1920)

Henry Smith Carhart, Ph.B. (1844–1920) was an American physicist and university professor. He was born in Coeymans, New York on March 27, 1844, and graduated from Wesleyan University in 1869 a...

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Wilbur Olin Atwater (1844 - 1907)

Wilbur Olin Atwater (May 3, 1844 — September 22, 1907) was an American chemist known for his studies of human nutrition and metabolism. He is credited with developing the Atwater system, layin...

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John Logie Baird FRSE MP (1888 - 1946)

FRSE= Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh (aka Royal Society of Edinburgh) John Logie Baird FRSE (14 August 1888 – 14 June 1946) was a Scottish engineer and inventor of the world'...

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John "Longitude" Harrison MP (1693 - 1776)

John Harrison (24 March 1693 – 24 March 1776) was a self-educated English clockmaker. He invented the marine chronometer, a long-sought device in solving the problem of establishing the East-Wes...

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Alfred Charles Hobbs (1812 - 1891)

Alfred Charles Hobbs (October 7, 1812 – November 6, 1891) was an American locksmith. He was born in Boston, Massachusetts in 1812; his father was a carpenter. He married Charlotte F. Nye (1815...

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Ludlow Patton Perkins (1873 - 1928)

Ludlow Patton Perkins (1873 - 1928) the second and youngest son of Loftus Perkins was born in Kilburn London in 1873 and followed the engineering path of his father working in his business, which by th...

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Ira Draper (1764 - 1848)

Ira Draper, son of Maj. Abijah Draper and Alice Eaton, was born in Dedham, Norfolk Co., Mass. on Dec. 29, 1764. From Draper Corporation In the early 19th century, Ira Draper was a prosperous farmer...

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Steele MacKaye (1842 - 1894)

James Morrison Steele MacKaye (/məˈkaɪ/ mə-KY; June 6, 1842 – February 25, 1894) was an American playwright, actor, theater manager and inventor. Having acted, writ...

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Lieut.-Col. George Vincent Fosbery, VC (1832 - 1907)

Lieutenant Colonel George Vincent Fosbery VC (11 April 1832 – 8 May 1907) was an English recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest and most prestigious award for gallantry in the face of th...

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Dr. Melvil Dewey MP (1851 - 1931)

Melville Louis Kossuth (Melvil) Dewey (December 10, 1851 – December 26, 1931) was an American librarian and educator, inventor of the Dewey Decimal system of library classification, and a foun...

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Douglas Carl Engelbart MP (1925 - 2013)

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Sir Kenelm Digby (c.1603 - c.1665)

Sir Kenelm Digby (July 11, 1603 – June 11, 1665) was an English courtier and diplomat. He was also a highly reputed natural philosopher, and known as a leading Roman Catholic intellectual and ...

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John Gorrie (1803 - 1855)

John Gorrie (October 3, 1803 – June 29, 1855) was a physician, scientist, inventor, and humanitarian. He is considered the father of refrigeration and air conditioning. Born on the Island of...

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Paul H. Davey (1894 - 1980)

Paul H. Davey was the founder of the Davey Compressor company. Paul H. Davey returned from his service in World War I and was placed in charge of research at the Davey Tree Expert Company. The young ...

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John Davey (1846 - 1923)

) John Davey (June 6, 1846 – November 8, 1923), considered the father of the science of tree surgery, was born in Stawley, Somerset, England. Although he did not learn the alphabet until his e...

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Charles Duryea MP (1861 - 1938)

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Norman Joseph Woodland (1921 - 2012)

Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Norman Joseph Woodland (also known as N. Joseph Woodland and N. J. Woodland; September 6, 1921 – December 9, 2012) was best known as one of the inventors of th...

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Walter O. Snelling (1880 - 1965)

Walter Otheman Snelling (December 13, 1880 – September 10, 1965) was a chemist who contributed to the development of explosives and liquefied petroleum gas. Early career Snelling studied a...

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Levi K. Fuller, Governor (1841 - 1896)

Levi Knight Fuller (February 24, 1841 – October 10, 1896) was the 44th Governor of Vermont from 1892 to 1894. Early life Born in Westmoreland, Cheshire County, New Hampshire, and attended ...

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Lewis Carroll MP (1832 - 1898)

Lewis Carroll Society " Lewis Carroll ", Westminster Abbey Charles Lutwidge Dodgson ( 27 January 1832 – 14 January 1898), better known by the pseudonym Lewis Carroll , was an English autho...

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Carl Akeley ("father of modern taxidermy") (1864 - 1926)

Carl Ethan Akeley (19 May 1864 - 18 November 1926) was a taxidermist, sculptor, biologist, conservationist, inventor, and nature photographer, noted for his contributions to American museums, most no...

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John Motley Morehead III (1870 - 1965)

John Motley Morehead III (November 3, 1870 – January 7, 1965) was a chemist whose work provided much of the foundation for the business of Union Carbide Corporation. He was a noted philanthrop...

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Norman Selfe (1839 - 1911)

Norman Selfe (9 December 1839 - 15 October 1911) was an Australian engineer, naval architect, inventor, urban visionary and controversial advocate of technical education. Having immigrated with his f...

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Henry Miller Shreve (1785 - 1851)

Henry Miller Shreve became famous (he's in modern day encyclopedias) for devising & building a shallow-draft boat with high pressure engines. He was the stockholder and skipper of the second steamboat ...

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General Hugh Mackay MP (c.1640 - 1692)

III. General Hugh Mackay of Scoury, known among his countrymen as An Shenilir Mor, The Great General, to distinguish him from other generals of the name of Mackay. In our memoir of the 3rd Lord Reay we...

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George Washington Gale Ferris, Jr. (1859 - 1896)

. George Washington Gale Ferris, Jr. (February 14, 1859–November 22, 1896) was an American engineer. He is most famous for creating the original Ferris Wheel for the 1893 Chicago World's Colum...

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Harriet Williams Russell Strong (1844 - 1926)

Harriet Williams Russell Strong (July 23, 1844 – September 6, 1926) was an American social activist, inventor, Conservationist, and leading figure of the early woman's movement. She is a membe...

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Dr. Karl Albert Connell (1912 - 1986)

Dr. Karl Albert Connell invented the gas mask used by American troops during World War I.

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Reynold B. Johnson (1906 - 1998)

Reynold B. Johnson (July 16, 1906 - September 15, 1998) was an American inventor and computer pioneer. A long-time employee of IBM, Johnson is said to be the "father" of the disk drive. Other inventi...

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Horace Tanner Eastman (1819 - 1906)

Horace Tanner Eastman (1819-1906). He invented the First Pilot (headlight) ever used on any railroad. Unfortunately, he never had it patented. Universally used.

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Joel Eastman (1800 - 1833)

Joel Eastman (1800-1833) invented and patented the 1st Central Discharge Water Wheel & also the 1st Clapboard Cutting Machine. He invented many other useful machines.

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Josiah G. Pierson (1797 - 1847)

Josiah G. Pierson was an inventor who established the firm of J. G. Pierson & Brothers in Ramapo, New York; an iron works that manufactured cut nails. Pierson is believed to have invented the first pro...

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Conrad Schlumberger (1878 - 1936)

Conrad Schlumberger (2 October 1878 in Guebwiller – 9 May 1936 in Stockholm) and Marcel Schlumberger (21 June 1884 in Guebwiller – 9 May 1953 in Val-Richer) were brothers from Alsace. T...

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Erasmus Darwin MP (1731 - 1802)

This article is about Erasmus Darwin, who lived 1731–1802; for his descendants with the same name, see Erasmus Darwin (disambiguation). Erasmus Darwin Erasmus Darwin in 1792 Born 12 December ...

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Rear Admiral Bradley A. Fiske MP (1854 - 1942)

From Wikipedia (English) : Rear Admiral Bradley Allen Fiske (13 June 1854 - 6 April 1942) was an officer in the United States Navy who was noted as a technical innovator. During his long career, Fisk...

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Dr. John Heysham Gibbon, Jr. MP (1903 - 1973)

John Heysham Gibbon Jr., AB, MD, (September 29, 1903 – February 5, 1973) a surgeon best known for inventing the heart-lung machine and performing the first open heart surgery (a repair of an a...

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Lyman S. Spitzer, Jr. (1914 - 1997)

Lyman Strong Spitzer, Jr. (June 26, 1914 – March 31, 1997) was an American theoretical physicist and astronomer best known for his research in star formation, plasma physics, and in 1946, for co...

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Stephen Moulton Babcock (1843 - 1931)

Inventor. Agricultural Researcher. In 1890, he developed the "Babcock Butterfat Test." For over 100 years, this method has been the standard in the dairy industry for testing the quality of milk. He de...

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Robert C. Baker (invented the chicken nugget) (1921 - 2006)

Robert C. Baker (December 29, 1921 – March 13, 2006) was an inventor and Cornell University professor who invented the chicken nugget as well as many other poultry related inventions. Due ...

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David E. Muller (1924 - 2008)

David Eugene Muller (November 2, 1924 – April 27, 2008) was an American mathematician and computer scientist. He was a professor of mathematics and computer science at the University of Illino...

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Stanford R. Ovshinsky (1922 - 2012)

Stanford Robert Ovshinsky (November 24, 1922 – October 17, 2012) was a prolific American inventor and scientist who had been granted well over 400 patents over fifty years, mostly in the areas o...

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Thomas Joynes Smedley (1837 - 1921)

Thomas Joynes Smedley was born 16 August 1837 in Wadsley, Yorkshire, England and died 23 February 1921 in Paris, Bear Lake, Idaho. Thomas was the only child of Thomas Smedley b 17 Apr 1803 in Staplef...

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Abby Maria Terry (1822 - d.)

Mrs. Abby M. Terry invented a device for holding the sleeve in place on the arm when another sleeve is being pulled over it. It is called a sleeve stay. Source:

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Edwin Laurentine Drake MP (1819 - 1880)

Edwin Laurentine Drake (March 29, 1819 – November 9, 1880), also known as Colonel Drake, was an American oil driller, popularly credited with being the first to drill for oil in the United Sta...

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Maj. Stephen H. Long MP (1784 - 1864)

Stephen Harriman Long (December 30, 1784 – September 4, 1864) was a U.S. engineer, explorer, and military officer. As an inventor, he is noted for his developments in the design of steam locom...

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Nathaniel Jarvis Wyeth (1802 - 1856)

Nathaniel Jarvis Wyeth (January 29, 1802–August 31, 1856) was an American inventor and businessman in Boston, Massachusetts who contributed greatly to its ice industry. Due to his inventions, ...

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John Frederick Seiberling (1834 - 1903)

The Story of Stan Hywet ______________________________________________ Birth: 1834, USA Death: 1903, USA John F. Seiberling was the head of the Akron, Ohio Street Railroad, the Canton Street ...

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Jonathan Browning MP (1805 - 1879)

Wikipedia Biographical Summary: "... Jonathan Browning (October 22, 1805 – June 21, 1879) was an American inventor and gunmaker. Born in Sumner County, Tennessee, he started earning a living a...

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Joseph Eve, MD, Cotton Gin, (1760 - 1835)

Another of his sons, Joseph Eve, fell under the influence and tutelage of his brother in law to be, Dr. Benjamin Rush, physician to Benjamin Franklin. JOSEPH EVE: Born, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on ...

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Conrad Christian Hornung MP (1802 - 1873)

Kilde: Wikipeida: www.wikipeida.dk: Conrad Christian Hornung: C.C. Hornung Conrad Christian Hornung (1. juli 1802 i Skælskør – 11. januar 1873 i København) var en dansk ...

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Captain Cowper Phipps Coles, C.B., R.N. MP (1819 - 1870)

Captain Cowper Phipps Coles, C.B., R.N. (1819 – 7 September 1870), the son of the Reverend John Coles and his wife Mary Ann Goodhew Rogers, was an English naval captain and inventor. Coles die...

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William S. Burroughs I (1857 - 1898)

William Seward Burroughs I (January 28, 1857 – September 14, 1898) was an American inventor born in Rochester, New York. Burroughs was the son of a mechanic and worked with machines throug...

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George B. Selden (1846 - 1922)

Inventor. Born in Clarkson, New York, he was a pioneer in the present automotive industry. In 1895, he was granted a patent for his version of the first four wheel gasoline-powered car. With the succes...

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Irving Fisher (1867 - 1947)

Irving Fisher (February 27, 1867 – April 29, 1947) was an American economist, inventor, and social campaigner. He was one of the earliest American neoclassical economists, though his later wor...

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David Bushnell (1740 - 1824)

Photo: A cut-away full size replica of the Turtle on display at the Royal Navy Submarine Museum, Gosport, UK David Bushnell (1740–1824), of Westbrook, Connecticut, was an American inventor d...

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Colonel Decius Wadsworth (1768 - 1821)

) Decius Wadsworth (January 2, 1768 Farmington, Connecticut – November 8, 1821 New Haven, Connecticut) was a Colonel in the U.S. Army before and during the War of 1812. He graduated from Yale ...

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Blanche Ames MP (1878 - 1969)

Blanche Ames Ames (1878 – 1969) was an artist and prominent supporter of women's suffrage and birth control. Born Blanche Ames in Lowell, Massachusetts, daughter of Civil War General and...

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Preston Rogers Bassett (1892 - 1992)

Preston Rogers Bassett (March 20, 1892 – April 30, 1992) was an inventor, engineer, and pioneer in instruments for aviation. Biography Preston Rogers Bassett was born in Buffalo, New Y...

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Hedy Lamarr MP (1913 - 2000)

Hedy Lamarr (November 9, 1913 – January 19, 2000) was an Austrian-born American actress of Jewish descent. Though known primarily for her film career as a major contract star of MGM's "Golden Ag...

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Sebastian Hinton (1887 - 1923)

Sebastian Hinton was a lawyer who also was the inventor of the jungle gym.

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Katharine Burr Blodgett (1898 - 1979)

Katharine Burr Blodgett (January 10, 1898 – October 12, 1979) was the first woman to be awarded a Ph.D. in Physics from University of Cambridge in 1926. After receiving her master's degree, sh...

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Benjamin Henry Day, Jr. (1838 - 1916)

Illustrator and printer Benjamin Henry Day, Jr. is best known for his invention of the Ben-Day dots printing process. He was born on March 7, 1838 in New York City, the son of Benjamin Day, an Americ...

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David Hall McConnell (1858 - 1937)

From Wikipedia David Hall McConnell (July 18, 1858 - January 20, 1937) was the Founder and President of the California Perfume Company, which later became Avon Products. Early life David Hall McC...

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Hugh Hampton Young, MD (1870 - 1945)

Hugh Hampton Young, MD (September 18, 1870 – August 23, 1945) was an American surgeon, urologist, and medical researcher. Hugh H. Young was born in San Antonio, Texas on September 18, 1870...

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John Thomas Wilder (1830 - 1917)

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